The Color Closet
by Sara Pinto
Open the doors to The Color Closet and discover a world where an orange skeleton can wear turquoise boots and mustard mice like to spin red hangers.
The fun starts simply, but as this quietly riotous story unfolds, more colors join the closet and a celebration of nonsense erupts at your fingertips. You are the artist, tapping the screen to color the picture in endless exciting combinations.
This delightful, innovative tale takes coloring books to another dimension. Lilac, violet, lime and mustard. Cerulean, plum and custard. Who knew there were so many wonderful colors?
You’ll be waiting for the kids to go to bed so you can have a turn...
wonderful use of iBook for children ★★★★★
I found this book yesterday, searching for books to help children learn their colors. Boy, was I lucky. This is a wonderful use of this technology for children. Though I've only just begun to explore the possibilities, I do know that it captures you from the start.
This is not your standard "learn your colors" picture book. I knew that there would be little standard about it as soon as I saw who the author is: Sara Pinto. She has written "The Alphabet Room" and "The Number Garden", among others. Truly wonderful books, full of anticipation and wonder.
"The Color Closet" takes the idea of each turn of the page building on the previous one step further. The reader can manipulate the colors. This builds throughout the book. I believe there's even more to it than that. You and your child may begin to notice a pattern of how the colors evolve at the turn of each page. For me, personally, it was hard to put down! Wait until you get to the last few pages. The possibilities seem endless.
One last note - the colors chosen for the book are wonderful. From red to cerulean, this is just one more example of what makes this book a unique reading experience. Enjoy!
iTunes customer review
What impressed me most about the book is the technology, or lack of it, actually. There aren’t any movies or characters running across the screen. There aren’t any moving parts at all. The technology is used to enhance to reading experience, not take away from it. I like when the technology language creates a better interaction and understanding of our written and spoken language. The Color Closet handles this beautifully and kids who are learning their colors will love reading it over and over or as Little Miss said, “Again!”